As the last year in primary school, we are really important! This is the year where we take on more responsibility and become a member of a subject team – our opinions and ideas are vital to the development of our school. As the oldest children in the school we lead by example in all that we do from our behaviour to our learning. Of course, we would be ready to relish the challenge of KS2 SATs at the end of the year!
The weirdest possible last day for us at TMS … we missed lots of our friends..and Mrs Murt. Thank you to all our wonderful year 6 team – we are gutted you can’t show off how marvellous you are in SATS … and let’s hope we can all catch up soon!
In year 6, our children have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to London at the end of May. This is a really exciting trip that involves watching a West End show (fingers crossed for School of Rock!), a ride on the London Eye, a visit to the Houses of Parliament and one of the amazing large museums.
Your child should be reading every night, aloud to an adult as well as reading to themselves. Children should have both a non-fiction and fiction reading book at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!
Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.
Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated division facts is also a must. Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.
Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!
We ask children to bring in their STAR learning throughout the term so that we can celebrate and share it in the class. Many star learning projects are so brilliant they even get a Head Teacher’s Award which will mean five additional tokens for their team class award.
It is really important that all children remain learning in the time when we are not at school. Retention of learning is crucial: if we don’t use it, we lose it!
We would recommend that where possible, children have structure throughout the day and choose as many activities from the list below as it possible. If you would like to complete other learning activities, please do!
Obviously all children are different, having a variety of strengths and areas to develop. You may need to break these tasks down and offer them more support, or challenge them further.
At home, children can access their class ‘Google Classroom‘ pages which are full of learning we have been completing at school. We keep these up to date with tasks for the children to complete and web-links which contain relevant and interesting information on our termly topics.
If you have a garden, get outside as much as possible. Look at the different leaves and flowers – try some sketching or write a poem. Use our wonderful natural environment to develop curiosity.
On return to school, all teachers would love to see what you have got up to at home, but also, feel free to mark anything at home – children love instant feedback!
In the ‘Discovery’ section of the website, you will find additional websites to support your child’s learning.
RESOURCES FROM PLAZOOM
In addition to the general learning activities, here is a more structured timetable week by week. Please keep in contact with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be missing you and we are looking forward to you contacting us with your amazing learning.
Each week we will upload a document on google classroom where you can submit any learning you have done back to us. All of the same information will be on google classroom and on the website.
Maths: In maths this week we are moving on from place value to have a look at rounding numbers – just whole numbers this week, we will move onto rounding decimals later!
We can’t wait to hear from you all! Team 6
Week beginning 23.3.20. Copy of slides Year 6
Write a persuasive speech convincing young men to join the army – think about using the second person (you), exaggerating and using emotive language.
Research and design your own propaganda posters – make sure it’s bold, eye-catching and sends a clear message.
Draw a labelled diagram of a soldier’s uniform and equipment in WW2 – make sure you find out what materials uniform was made from and why it was fit for purpose.
Create your own training regime for a WW2 soldier. Make sure you explain how each activity will help the soldier whilst they are at war. Perhaps you could test it on your family in the garden.
Write a letter home as if you were a WW2 soldier, letting your family know about your experiences in training during the beginning of the war. Make sure you write in 1st person, use lots of adjectives and expanded noun phrases. Can anyone include a colon and a semi-colon?
If you have forgotten how to access classroom, email us and we can screenshot you through it!
Can’t wait to see your amazing learning soon! Team 6
PE will be an important part of our week – please have your PE kit on you at all times, in case we have an extra lesson!
Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.
If you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.
If you have any concerns about your child at all, please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.